Recorded in 1926. This tune is a parody of an old Salvation Army tune called "Revive Us Again." It is often attributed to Wobbly organizer Joe Hill, however, Harry McClintock (aka Haywire Mac), who also was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, has also claimed authorship. McClintock is best known for his recording of "Big Rock Candy Mountain."
Just Harry & a guitar. A little acoustic fuzz, but overall a clear sounding file.
July 16, 2008 Subject:
Haywire Mac is indeed wonderful. The British Archive Of Country Music has issued a CD of his music. It can be ordered from countysales.com and can be found on eBay stores if one doesn't want to go through the BACM in the U.K.
All the best,
September 21, 2007 Subject:
The song was written/arranged by McClintock circa 1906 and was published circa 1908 in the IWW Song Book.
It was not recored by McClintock until 3-31-1928. The 1926 date is wrong.
February 24, 2006 Subject:
Great tune. I can't believe this guy isn't that popular. Someone should do a tribute album for McClintock covering all his songs for a fresh revival.